Cabbage, Mussels, and Basil Oil, a Cure for Cancer?

No, decidedly, and without equivocation, no. This was the claim of a would-be naturopath, sexual offender, and charlatan Swedish “doctor” who was apprehended recently on charges of administering this concoction to cancer patients in exchange for huge sums of Swedish Kronas. One would think that in an age of science, after centuries of witchdoctors and shaman and outright thieves preying on the desperation of the ill and dying, that the human race would start to get the point: magic beans will not grow into a giant ladder to heaven. At best they might offer a mild euphoria from the poisonous alkaloid compounds that reside in their skins, and at worst they will take all your cash, your virginity, and your hair on a trip to bankruptcy land. At least compound idiocy is not just a trait of lazy, overfed Americans…

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